How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 10

The Fight (8 Dec. 2008)

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The guys get invited to fight alongside Doug the Bartender. However, the fight doesn't go exactly how they imagined it to.

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Doug Martin, the bartender at MacLaren's, is a brutishly large, toupee wearing man. He is also slightly dimwitted and angry but who is fiercely loyal to his regulars. That fierce loyalty leads to Doug challenging a group of bar patrons to a back alley fight on Lily, Robin, Ted, Marshall and Barney's behalf, but with the implication that Ted, Barney and Marshall join him in the brawl. After thinking about it, Ted, who has never been in a bona fide fist fight, believes a fight is something he needs to do once in his life and agrees to join Doug. Barney also goes to fight once he finds out that Robin, the hockey fan, is into brawlers. Marshall, on the other hand, won't fight, stating that he's been in many a fight before with his brothers and doesn't need to prove anything. When Ted and Barney come back from the fight with black eyes but are still standing while their opponents are out cold, they are seen as heroes by the other bar patrons, except for Marshall. Ted and Barney, basking in... Written by Huggo

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There is a short flashback, Marshall and Ted are seen eating a sandwich while watching a Kung Fu-movie. This references How I Met Your Mother: How I Met Everyone Else (2007) in which older Ted replaces all references to smoking marijuana by describing that he and his friends were eating a sandwich. See more »

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"The State" doesn't sue people on criminal matters. The State doesn't serve people with papers. The State arrests people, arraigns them in court and then everybody waits for trial.

People sue on Civil matters. People are served with papers from process servers. There is no jail time in Civil suits.

Marshall, the attorney, intentionally exaggerates the penalties for the criminal charges. 2030 Ted explains what the real penalties are for assault charges. But again, it is a Civil suit and not a criminal matter. The only penalty is monetary awards. See more »

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Marshall Eriksen: Ted couldn't fight. Look at him. He wouldn't last five minutes in a fight.
Ted Mosby: Well, maybe more than five...
Marshall Eriksen: He's got the muscle definition of linguini.
Ted Mosby: Well, maybe linguini with meatballs. Check this out.
[Poses]
Marshall Eriksen: Ted, don't.
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Another 10/10 Episode
24 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another excellent episode Of "How I Met Your Mother"

Plot In A Paragraph: Barney and Ted join Carl the bartender from Maclarens in a fight (mainly to impress Robin) but the fight does not go quite as they planned, or as they later make out.

The show has somehow managed to pull two 10/10 episodes out of the bag. I have only seen "Married With Children" in Season 5, and Maybe "Friends" pull out that level of excellent consistency.

There is a slight plot inconsistency as in the episode "Liberty Bell" Marshall says he had never been in a fight, where he he says he's been in lots of fights with his brothers. But what the hell, that is only a minor thing, and does nothing to ruin the enjoyment of it.


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